Empress Maria Feodorovna by Voille, 1792.
I’ve been fascinated by Russian dresses of the late 18th century for a while. They have a pretty unusual style and are very beautiful. A lot of them seem pretty similar to the robe à la turque to me, with the “t-shirt” arms, but some seem to have a kind of vest, and the court dress I saw at the Fastes de cour exhibition had yet another vest-like style that I realised looks a bit different to all of these portraits when I looked at the pictures together.
Does anyone know if there are any books on 18th century Russian dress? Though preferably not in Russian :)
Sofia Vladimirovna Panina by Voille, 1791.